Well we finally went back to the Bay for a visit; our first holiday & visit since leaving 3 years ago. The trip didn't start well with a cycling race on the Napier/Taupo road on the first day of the school holidays!!!!!! and the kids were so excited they kept asking how much further it was.......we were hoping they would go back to sleep which is why we left early in the morning, but it didn't work.
The weather was beautiful (as usual) but a bit cold & windy. Scott & Daniel went fishing off the wharf one day, Daniel loved it & told everybody else how good he was cos he caught the biggest sprat. Nicola & I went to the shops instead. It's fun looking at other scrapbooking shops, they have different stock. Loved Hastings Rubber Stamps & Scrapbook Corner. Got heaps of paper & a few other little things. I haven't been scrapbooking shopping for a awhile so it was fun. Found some stuff they had sold out of here.
The kids were really good, playing nicely together; they even made friends with the kids in the flat next door. They painted their doorhangers I bought for them to do if it rained. They got tired of waiting for the rain LOL!!!
We went up Te Mata Peak for dinner one night (see Scotts blog for pics from there). Went to the Aquarium which is still better than Kelly Tarltons & half the price! We drove around & looked at our houses, Daniel's kindy, my work,etc. This is our Clive house we built, the new owners have done alot of gardening.
We also visited Paul, Renee, Maddy, & Liam who live in Havelock North. They moved to the Bay at the same time as us. They were in the same ante-natal class as us. (Maddy & Daniel are the same age), so it was good to catch up with them, but we couldn't find any of our other friends down there.
Daniel wrote in the guest book:
Well we decided to come home a bit earlier than planned. The kids made huts in the back of the car on the way home, so the journey home was far more pleasant.
Artist at work